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Separation anxiety in dogs

Separation anxiety is one of the most common problems that dog owners face. The term is sometimes misused to describe any dog who barks or gets into trouble when his owner is away, but the true definition is a dog who panics when left alone.

Sources: "I’ll Be Home Soon!  How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety" and "For the Love of a Dog" by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.